The nation of Israel has waited 400 years for a Messiah, hearing nothing from God. This week the story begins with the birth of a baby, Jesus, whose name means "The Lord is salvation". He is the rescuer the people have been waiting for, but is He who they thought He would be?
When we pick up the story this week, humans have gradually multiplied into a very large number. The story says that all humans were acting in rebellion against God and with evil toward one another, so He sends a flood but also a promise.
This begins a four-week narrative through the entire story of the bible. This week, we cover "Beginnings and Separation." Listen to the story and to the audience wrestle with the details and implications of the story.